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Friday, May 30, 2008

Strawberry Banana Soap


Final short bars


Strawberry Banana soap before curing


Last night I was determined to make a Summer soap.  I made strawberry banana soap, uncolored, with cranberry seed sprinkles.  I really like the way it came out except I made too little soap, so my bars are quite short.  I wish they had 2 more inches of height.  I smell Summer!



Recipe for this batch:
Coconut Oil: 12 oz
Palm Oil: 14 oz
Soybean Oil: 10 oz
Walnut Oil: 2 oz.
5% Superfat - 5.5 oz.
Water: 12.5 oz.
Banana fragrance
Strawberry fragrance
Cranberry seeds

17 comments:

Heidi said...

You are getting the hang of this soapmaking thing! Those look sooo cool! I love the seeds on top and the nice light color. I bet it smells divine = )

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oops = )

Carrie ~ Gigi said...

Sounds wonderful and wonder if it will change in a week or two. I love the color now, and thinking it may darken as it cures~ which would be good for the bananna fragrance! Anyway, this looks very yummmmmm..........

jennie w. said...

I'm not sure if I've ever posted. I've been a lurker for a couple of months. I like the look of these soaps, even if they are short. Simple but not ordinary. How much fragrance did you end up using?

Suds to Love said...

Those look awesome, it's okay to have short bars, think of it as a learning curve, as you are learning how much oils your mold will hold.

Barbara J Carter said...

Yay, congrats! That's some nice looking soap. Love the texture and the seeds.

Heather@Twin Birch said...

Rock on, Jo! Those look delish! I have had people tell me that they like smaller bars because they are easier to hang onto! Maybe you should trademark your shorties!

Eat Well (was Teresa R) said...

You are awesome, Joanna! Such a quick study. Now I really want to start making cp soaps ASAP so I can get in on the cool soap swaps with you.

dcyrill said...

Those look great Joanna. The shorter versions of soap are easier to hold on to. You are really getting the hang of soapmaking now. :0

gracefruit said...

I prefer narrower bars like yours. When will you be selling them? :)

E xx

Joanna Schmidt said...

THANKS all! I cut them all at 1 inch, but the height is at about 2-3 inches tall. Oh well. I will have to almost double my recipe. This is fun, though, learning and fighting through the pain of failure. :)

I am really happy with this soap. Thanks for all those sweet comments. How can I ever give up now with the chorus of all of you cheering me on?

I started an Etsy shop, but I don't know if I even feel right selling them because I am such a newbie. I may just pull them before the end of the day. I just thought I would offset the cost of making the darn things.

Soapy Elephant said...

Joanna
I would sell them as guest size, the soaps are neat! I love soaps about that size. I find that I like to change up my scents often and end up with several bars of soap in the shower.
I would love to try one out if you would be interested in trading bars of soap?

Michele

lyly said...

oh my .. its so pretty.. nice light colors.. the seeds really make it pop..
now if only i had half ur talent :)

Soap Making Essentials said...

Yum, those look positively edible! Short bars are great for little handed people like me. Bet they smell great too!

Almasta said...

Que lindos jabones, son una obra de arte, saludos desde Chile
almasta